In December 2013, Roberta was diagnosed with Stage IIB, Estrogen Positive, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Caner. While receiving treatment, she noticed there was a huge disconnect in the medical community with regards to care and participation of under-served communities. Roberta made it her passion to bridge the disparities gap in the Black/African American and Person of Color communities by providing outreach programs and explaining the importance of clinical trials.
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Donna Noce Calaco Going Beyond Award
When Bobbi was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the organizations that helped her in her time of need was, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC). In the years since her diagnosis, LBBC, has continued to be a resource and a place for Bobbi to be able to give back. She is an advocate for those in the breast cancer community and beyond. In the midst of her journey, she has recognized the need for representation for Black women and people of color who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Answering the call to advocate, Bobbi has positioned herself to be a force within the cancer community both among her peers and with medical professionals alike.
In 2020, Bobbi was set to be honored by LBBC at their annual Butterfly Ball with the “Donna Noce Calaco Going Beyond Award.” In 2020, we also had all of our lives flipped around and part of that was the ball being postponed. This year, LBBC is going to be able to honor Bobbi and the other honorees! Please take some time and consider donating to this wonderful organization in honor of, Roberta Albany, as she continues to help others and herself in her cancer journey.
Once you are on the donations page, you can ensure that this donation is in honor of Roberta by checking off the box to indicate that it is a tribute gift and then filling out the remainder of your information:
You can donate by clicking on the following link: LBBC Donations